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‘If you can’t be free, be a mystery’: Billie Holiday, Rita Dove, and Jazz Elegies at Paris Review July 21, 2014: At Paris Review, Chantal McStay considers jazz elegies, specifically in Rita Dove’s poetry that explores the life, legacy—and sound—of Billie Holiday. This past Thursday marked the 55-year [...] by

In the Spotlight at NYTimes: Dark Room Collective May 27, 2014: Dark Room Collective is in the spotlight at NYTimes, where Jeff Gordinier pays tribute to the collective’s past and future. Late in 1987, two young poets made the trek to New York to attend the [...] by

Denise Duhamel on Great Books by Women Authors to Check Out in 2014 (Or Sooner) December 18, 2013: Yeah! Check them all out at Huffington Post! As the guest editor of The Best American Poetry 2013, I had a unique opportunity to examine where we are as a culture in terms of verse. As the series [...] by

Poetry Anthology Wars October 14, 2013: As I mentioned in a previous post, I am teaching a creative writing class, the first time in eight years, for the Cincinnati Art Academy. I’m also teaching the survey in British and American poetry [...] by

Rita Dove Pens New Poem for Trayvon Martin July 16, 2013: Three days after the verdict, the George Zimmerman acquittal continues to reverberate. Rita Dove, the country’s first African American poet laureate and the second African American to receive [...] by

Evie Shockley on the Penguin Anthology of 20th Century American Poetry June 7, 2013: Evie Shockley contributed this fantastic analysis of the Penguin Anthology of 20th Century American Poetry, published in 2011, edited by Rita Dove, to the Boston Review. Mostly, Shockley spends a [...] by

Jonas Mekas Reviews The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century Poetry May 1, 2012: Renowned avant-gardist writer, curator and filmmaker Jonas Mekas gives the most honest review yet of The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century Poetry in this video diary. “John Wieners is not [...] by

Rita Dove On the Poets She’s “following with great hope” February 20, 2012: Bill Moyers asked Rita Dove “whom she considers the 21st century’s Allen Ginsberg or Countee Cullen” and she rattled off this list, complete with audio/video clips, of poets under 40. by

President Obama Quoted Dickinson and Whitman in Awarding Rita Dove and John Ashbery February 14, 2012: Well, the 2011 National Medals of Arts and Humanities ceremony took place last night at the White House–President Obama honored Rita Dove with the National Humanities Medal, and John Ashbery [...] by

Rita Dove to be on Dancing with the Stars February 13, 2012: Not really. But, the soon-to-be-awarded (see other post from today) Rita Dove can cut quite a rug. Here’s a video of her getting down to a Mary Chapin Carpenter jam. by